How to setup a MicroNEXT MN-WD552B wifi adaptor


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by exwaver » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Got my RP yesterday and pulling my hair out. I have the MicroNEXT MN-WD552B wifi adaptor, with the install disc but haven't a clue on how to install it on the RP. I am very new to Linux and am running the latest version of Debian wheezy. Can anyone help me in very simple abc terms on how to install this wifi adaptor. I have been searching the internet and this forum whith no real complete answer.
Cheers Don....
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by Super-Nathan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:22 am
Hate to say, did you try the obvious and just plug it in? It might have support in the kernel and then only need to be configured like with something like wicd-curses?

Otherwise you will prolly have to download the windows driver and use ndis wrapper and wpa supplicant to set it up.

Ive attached some links. They are from the Arch wiki but are very similar to what you would do if you are using Debian, you would just use aptitude ot apt-get instead of pacman.

The best thing to do is get a wired connection, it will be a long tough road of moving things via usb drives if you don't have ethernet.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wicd
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ndiswrapper_and_wpa_supplicant
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by exwaver » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:23 am
I have now got it working and on the internet wirelessly.

I had fantastic help from Graham "darkwombat" with the following advice:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80256631/instal ... -latest.sh

That should get you going.

Bear in mind it is for the latest Wheezy Beta, which is very stable and far better than the original Squeeze release.

Get the new Beta here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1435

Put it onto an SD card using the instructions on the Raspberry PI Wiki here:
http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

Copy the install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh to the SD card.
Plug into raspberry PI, doing base setup as per menu - Dont do the ssh bit - it is broken.
After it is all done do following:

cd /boot
sudo ./install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh

This assumes you have an ethernet cable connected as it will need to download some packages and will also update the kernel etc...

Give me a shout if you have any issues.

Cheers

Graham
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by alien260 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Hiya,

I have followed all the instructions on http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters and got everything installed (btw AMAZING script thanks for making it!)

Now when I start RPi without x I get an ipaddress can ping www.google.com etc .. as soon as I startx the connection remains (aka Ipaddress still assigned) but not connection is made in a browser and I can't ping www.google.com anymore.)

Has anyone has something similar?

Thanks for the help
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by exwaver » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:36 pm
Hi Graham,
Just updated to Raspian, loaded the Micronext driver that you sent me and it worked, but only for the first reboot. Now it wont work at all and in the bootup messages, it says cannot find device "wlan0". Have you upgraded yet and manage to get the MicroNEXT dongle working with Raspian
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by Woober » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:31 am
exwaver wrote:I have now got it working and on the internet wirelessly.

I had fantastic help from Graham "darkwombat" with the following advice:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80256631/instal ... -latest.sh

That should get you going.

Bear in mind it is for the latest Wheezy Beta, which is very stable and far better than the original Squeeze release.

Get the new Beta here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1435

Put it onto an SD card using the instructions on the Raspberry PI Wiki here:
http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

Copy the install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh to the SD card.
Plug into raspberry PI, doing base setup as per menu - Dont do the ssh bit - it is broken.
After it is all done do following:

cd /boot
sudo ./install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh

This assumes you have an ethernet cable connected as it will need to download some packages and will also update the kernel etc...

Give me a shout if you have any issues.

Cheers

Graham


I can get you to put the file from the dropbox up again as the link does not work anymore.
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by exwaver » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:49 am
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by MrEngman » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:23 pm


Bad idea posting that link!

This is a copy of an old version of my script. Do not use it except with the original debian squeeze image. Debian6-19-04-2012.

The current upto date script is at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80256631/install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh. Instructions are available at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80256631/install-rtl8188cus.txt This has info on the versions it now works with amongst other things such as setting up the SD card, wifi installation, compatible wifi adapters.

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by exwaver » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:48 am
I would like to say thank you to Mr Engman for his script file. What it be possible to explain how to remove the old script and install the new one under Raspbian? .I am a complete novice trying to get to grips with linux.
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by bobtech » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:55 am
Here is the complete tutorial with all required linux commands for this to work on my version of Pi with WiFi:
http://www.bobtech.ro/tutoriale/raspberry-pi/75-instalare-dongle-wifi-mn-wd552b-pe-raspberry-pi
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by j-p-h » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:23 pm
Hallo guys,
Thank you for posting on this subject. I ordered this wifi-dongle.
For your information:
Ready to install your script I discovered that in the latest image "2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian" there's a new tool called "WiFi Config" that does the trick for you. So I didn't have to use the script, because the tool picks up the dongle perfectly.
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